Our Coast ranked highly for in­tel­li­gence

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

SHAR­ING the global spot­light with com­mu­ni­ties from Canada, Tai­wan and the US, the Coast has been recog­nised as one of the Top 7 In­tel­li­gent Com­mu­ni­ties of 2019.

The an­nounce­ment made by the In­tel­li­gent Com­mu­nity Fo­rum ac­knowl­edged com­mu­ni­ties with best prac­tices in broad­band de­ploy­ment/use, work­force devel­op­ment, in­no­va­tion, dig­i­tal in­clu­sion, sus­tain­abil­ity and ad­vo­cacy.

The Coast was the only Aus­tralian city named and is now a con­tender for the In­tel­li­gent Com­mu­nity of the Year ti­tle to be an­nounced in New York later this year.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Top 7 was an achieve­ment for the en­tire com­mu­nity and pro­jects such as the in­ter­na­tional broad­band sub­ma­rine net­work and a 15mw so­lar farm.

“A long-term strat­egy de­liv­ered in true part­ner­ship with com­mu­nity, ed­u­ca­tion and in­dus­try lead­ers over many years demon­strates that col­lab­o­ra­tion is crit­i­cal for suc­cess,” he said.

Judges will visit Top 7 win­ners with one se­lected as the In­tel­li­gent Com­mu­nity of the Year in June.

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